Security guard shot during robbery attempt at North Nashville liquor store

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A security guard was shot during an attempted robbery Thursday night  at a North Nashville liquor store.

It happened around 10 p.m. at the R and R Liquors on the corner of Jefferson Street and 11th Avenue.

Metro police told News 2 the gunman tried to rob the store with a handgun and shot the security guard in the arm.

The security guard returned fire and the gunman ran away, according to police.

It is unknown if the suspect was injured.

K-9 officers were brought in to search for the man but were unsuccessful.

The security guard is expected to be OK.

Police described the suspect as wearing a dark shirt with khaki cargo shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 615-74-CRIME.